Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK)
The Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK) is an online resource to support journal editors in handling publishing ethics issues. It is a single point of access for information and guidelines on publishing ethics. PERK provides flowcharts to guide editors through processes required to deal with different forms of publishing ethics abuse. Furthermore, it includes form letters to adapt and use for various situations, PERK Q&A information and much more. For more information on this resource kit and how it works, please see Why PERK? and How PERK works.
- More resources for editors are available from COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), including an eLearning program on how to handle and prevent misconduct.
- Read more about Elsevier & COPE.
- On the Elsevier Publishing Campus in the Ethics in Research & Publication section young researchers are offered advice on how to avoid misconduct and recommended reading about research and publication ethics. The program is a collaboration of an independent panel of experts in research and publishing ethics and Elsevier.
- Read more about Elsevier's policies on: Article withdrawal, sharing articles, patient consent and research data.
- Read more about the guidance on possible "sanctions".
- Authorship complaints
- Plagiarism complaints
- Multiple, duplicate, concurrent publication/Simultaneous submission
- Research results misappropriation
- Allegations of research errors and fraud
- Research standards violations
- Undisclosed conflicts of interest
- Reviewer bias or competitive harmful acts by reviewers
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